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Eurovision 2020: The provisional timeline; Rottterdam is gearing up for the contest!

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,504 views

Preparations are in full swing in The Netherlands for the forthcoming 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, the journey to Rotterdam has begun and is set to conclude in May. Fasten your seat belts as the 2020 Eurovision season is well and truly underway!

NPO, the Dutch national broadcaster is in full steam, working round the clock organizing and preparing for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. The 2020 Eurovision host broadcaster is set to dislcose further key information regarding next year’s competition in the months leading up to the competition.

ESCToday brings you a provisional timeline for the 2020 Eurovision events, key milestones and dates. This article will be constantly updated in the weeks and months leading up to the Eurovision 2020 Grand Final.

What is yet to come…

What we already know….

Eurovision 2020 provisional timeline

  • January/2020- Host Insignia Handover Ceremony
  • January/2020- Semi- Final Allocation Draw
  • 09/03/2020-Heads of Delegation Meeting
  • 09/03/2020- Deadline for competing countries to submit their entries to the EBU
  • May/2020- Eurovision 2020 rehearsals kick off
  • May/ 2020- Euroclub Opening
  • May/2020- Eurovillage Opening
  • 10/05/2020-  Red Carpet Event
  • 10/05/2020- Opening Ceremony/ Welcome Reception
  • 11/05/2020 – Semi-final 1 – Jury show
  • 12/05/2020 – Semi-final 1 – Family show
  • 12/05/2020 – Semi-final 1 – Live broadcast
  • 13/05/2020 – Semi-final 2 – Jury show
  • 14/05/2020 – Semi-final 2 – Family show
  • 14/05/2020 – Semi-final 2 – Live broadcast
  • 15/05/2020 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Jury final
  • 16/05/2019 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Family show
  • 16/05/2020 – Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final – Live broadcast
  • 16/05/2020- Grand Final After Party at Euroclub

The 2020 Eurovision Song Contest is scheduled to be held on 12 , 14 and 16 May at the Rotterdam Ahoy. The event will be co-organized by Dutch broadcasters NPO, NOS, AVROTROS in liason with the EBU.

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